As Boris Johnson prepares to take office in Britain, thoughts turn to one of his predecessors whose record is under threat.
Ukraine's new president looks assured of a strong parliamentary majority after taking his chances with a snap election.
Europe's heads of government have had their compromise candidate for EU prime minister ratified by the parliament, but not without some difficulty.
The European Union may, or may not, get a new government tonight. Meanwhile, Spain's government is having parliamentary problems of its own.
Greece's centre-right wins a clear majority, courtesy of the electoral system rather than the voters.
Greece looks ready to shift back to the centre-right in Sunday's election. Its party system is yet to recover from the damage done by the financial crisis.
The centre-left seems to have missed out on getting its candidate up as the EU's next head of government, but its parliamentary position is stronger than it might look.
Malcolm Turnbull may have had a hypothetical constitutional manoeuvre to block Peter Dutton, but would the same trick work against Boris Johnson?
Denmark gets a centre-left government after the right was defeated in this month's election, but the Social Democrats' performance was less than stellar.
The arrival of a Social Democrat-led government in Finland is an occasion to look more generally at the decline and possible revival of the centre-left.